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good morning, at 4:00 o'clock, of course, all eyes are honor land owe, florida this morning after the worst mass shooting in u.s. history from over the weekend. i heard shots. unaudible. >> the names of the victims killed in that deadly massacre in the club, in orlando are slowly being released and we are learning more from the shooter from his own father. >> i would ask him one question, i would say mateen, why did you do this? why? >> this morning we have team coverage of how orlando and
the country tried to move on from this horrific tragedy. >> good day, it is monday june . >> you're from orlando or where you work before coming to philadelphia i spent six years there. of course, yesterday i woke up to the news. i was in minneapolis. it was shocking. of course, stomach sinks and wonder if you know anyone there and as numbers increased throughout the day, it is just a very sad day. >> so far, you don't know thaw knew anyone that was killed in this. >> no, no luckily no one that i know. >> sue serio we have a connection to the shooting here at fox 29, patients carter who has been a intern for us was there at the time and we understand she had been shot but is okay. >> she underwent surgery yesterday but she's recovering. our hearts and prayers go out to her and rest of the victims and families involved in this. >> yes, much, much more coverage in just a minute but first we have to get weather. sue, good morning. >> good morning. we have pretty warm weekend.
we got in the 90's both days of the weekend, but we're not going to get a heat wave, in fact we will give you at least weather-wise a ten out of ten in your weather by the numbers. we have temperatures that are on the cool side this morning. it feels like dit in friday. fifty-nine in allentown. 64234 philadelphia. sixty-one in lancaster. sixty-four in wildwood. milder then friday but wind are making it feel cool and there is still, kind of breezy out there like it was yesterday, 15 miles an hour wind in philadelphia. we have had a few wind gusts but up to 23, 26 miles an hour, mount pocono, 23 and trenton. so, as the wind are still a factor in the forecast today, in rain and none expect for today which is why we're going with that ten out of ten. everything out to the west is not expected to be here probably until later in the workweek. so we're talking about the last monday of the spring today, summer starts monday,
june 20th a week from today at 6:34 a.m., seven case until summer officially begins. we will have a spring-like day for sure with the high temperature of 76 degrees and plenty of sunshine all day long. much cooler then we were over the weekend so keep that in mind. 4:03 is your time. the bob kelly is off. we will take a look at traffic throughout the morning, starting with this incident on the blue route, we understand there was a motorcycle accident and all lanes on the blue route southbound near media swarthmore are block. ramp from macdade boulevard to the blue route is also blocked, so you cannot get on that one exit to the south of there, and might just want to stay away from the blue route at this time. we will let you know as soon as it reopens. vine street expressway is running smoothly but the overnight conn reduction has is closed between schuylkill and broad street until 5:00 a.m. that is the usual construction that we have seen all season long. and speeds, as we go into ben
franklin bridge in, to philadelphia, of course, they are fine and no traffic just yet but as volume picks up, of course, we will let you know. there is a look at the vine street expressway with that closure everything is fine traffic wise. much more to come on that, blue route situation, coming up. chris and lauren. text me at 2:06 and said mommy, i love you, and in this club they are shooting. that was at 2:06. trapped in the bathroom, and downtown, please call police i'm going to die. call them momma, now. i'm in the bathroom. he is coming. i'm going go to die. >> chilling word from a mother whose son texted her inside the orlando pulse when the shooting happened. >> it is now being called the
worst mass shooting in u.s. history at least 50 dead and more than 50 hurt when a gunman opens fire in the gay nightclub. hours after the deadly shooting family members of the victims still waiting to see whether or not their loved ones are still alive. >> all right. here's what we know orange county, florida is in the state of the emergency following yesterday morning's massacre. >> gunshots rang out in the the pulse nightclub right around last call leaving 50 people dead, several dozens injured. hours later swat teams burst inside rescuing people. they killed the shooter. that gunman was not a stranger to the fbi. more information continues to pour into our news room as we learn new details about how a night of celebration and dancing turns into a bloody massacre in a place where all people are welcome. dave kinchen on what officials are revealing during their investigation which is very preliminary at this point. >> reporter: it is, however we do know that the suspect in this case has had some connections with law enforcement, dating back sometime, now as we take a look at video here, omar
mateen, 29 years old, he is the suspect in this case and has had contact with the fbi, after allegations, stemming from an incident where he allegedly made comments that may have found offensive on a job. the fbi got involved and interviewed him at least twice but those investigation where is ultimately inn condition inclusive. the shooter has had a license to carry a firearm since at least 2011 and purchased at least two firearms, within the last couple of days. let's list men to a witness from the scene. >> what i saw and i can actually hear was like bullets flying, flying and people that was on the floor, like i could see bodies. that is the last thing i saw as i emerge from the rest room. when i emerged from the rest roomy prayed until the police
came and saved us. >> in the course of the investigation, mateen was interviewed twice, ultimately we were unable to verify substance of his comments and the investigation was closed. >> reporter: we have learned that mateen does not have a criminal record despite fbi looking into him at least two times and their investigation into this phase is very early but we will bring you all of the details, as they develop. later this morning. obviously throughout the next few days, back to you. >> because he did not have a crime will nal record he was allowed to buy the weapons. >> reporter: those weapons were purchased legally and that is another part of this that the gun man is looking into. >> dave kinchen, thank you. father of the man accused of this horrific attack at that night club is speaking out, the father of the 29 year-old omar mateen is condemning the actions of his son while praying for those wounded and for families of the deceased. >> the united states, i gave him the best education possible. he has his own house, his own
life. so he was living separately. we provided for him, love and care and we had a father and mother that did provide. what has happened is really surprising to me. if he was alive today i would ask him one question, as a parent, why did you do this? why? i know it is not a religion issue in this matter. >> it is a question so many people have this morning, here in philadelphia an increased police presence throughout the city in response to the mass shootings. >> authorities say there have not been threats and security measures are precautionary at this point. we will continue our team coverage with steve keeley in center city, steve. >> reporter: well, good news at least i can report as we start this show and it takes a few minutes to get to any good news and good news is that everything went off smooth and safe here in philadelphia,
thanks in part to the extra police, and those police are still around here, still on the streets here keeping things safe. you can see flashing police lights in some of the windows here at 13th and chestnut in this area and we have seen police cars, right around this corner, four different times, just since i was looking in the past 15 minutes or so, so, it is still a strong presence, and look at our video from last night despite the size of the crowds, police somehow, kept everything orderly and by the crowd was big last night. it was almost like a championship celebration which we have not seen in this city for a while. more people came out probably then ever before for a philly pride event because they wanted to show unity, they wanted to show support and mess of all they wanted to show the whole point of these pride events that they will no longer hide in the closet and be in fear from the people who hate or even kill. >> so i guess to answer your
question. >> if they have a bag we will plan to go through it. it is not something we normally would have done but it seems like it is becoming more and more necessary. >> unaudible. >> we have to be realistic, the world that we live in nowadays and until we get those guns off the street we're going to have the problem and it will continue to get worse. >> reporter: no rest for the philadelphia police because after the job is done here, they have got to get back to their normal police work and how about two killed and four wounded in two shootings and stabbings yesterday and all of the curb coming up later in the summer for the democratic national convention which we will be bringing tens of thousands from out of town into town.
lauren and chris. >> good reminder on have that just next month. pennsylvania governor tom wolf has ordered all u.s. abe state flags to half staff to honor victims of the yesterday's massacre. our president is speaking out about sunday's tragedy. >> he said this attack was not only on the lgbt community. >> so this is a sobering reminder that attacks on any americans regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation is an attack on all of us. the fundamental values, the quality, and dignity that define us as a country. >> so, new you details still coming out at this hour at 4:11 monday morning. we will stay on top of this breaking story. for very latest go to fox 29.com. 4:11. we're working on other breaking news stories, chaka fattah senior back in front of the judge this morning what could happen in court today.
the weather pattern we have in place is similar to where we were on friday and we ended up warming up over the weekend and we will warm up again by the end of this week but today a cold front is now well to our south, and you can see bound dry with the clouds out to sea. we're in between that and a high pressure system building in which could give us, and should give us plenty of sunshine and we are breezy still in between. our next rain maker will not be here we don't think until the even of the week. this is looking good this
morning and it feels pretty good out there. we still have some kids going to school this week. this should be it, last week for most, everybody, who isn't out just yet, so it will be a comfortable but on the cool side, as we see 64 degrees in philadelphia. sixty in wilmington. sixty-one in lancaster. fifty-nine in allentown. 49 degrees in mount pocono. humidity, not too bad, 46 percent here in philadelphia. 60 percent in wilmington. 74 percent in the mountains. it feels comfortable with these breezes this morning 15 miles an hour out of the northwest in philadelphia to get us started on your monday. not a lot of cloud cover. we will look out to the northwest and eventually we will see this system coming through but it will be a while because high pressure will be blocking it between now and then. so average high 82. well above average. 10 degrees on saturday. it brought such a warm day. we went right backup in the 90's or at least touch 90 on
sunday. not too close to that today. we will end up in the 70's today but with enough sunshine because we will have some cloud mixed in and 82 degrees ape we will get to the june today and things will weak get ready for unsettled weather by end of this week. our job toys clear things up because we have another good day drives you event on friday morning. we will talk about that coming up. weekend so far so good. that is your seven day forecast, to get you started on your monday. things not so good on the blue route. we had an accident happen near the media swarthmore exit, and then now, the north bound lanes are all now opened on the blue route, and the on ramp from macdade boulevard, it is still blocked. so we will keep you updated on that situation. now we will go to the roosevelt boulevard which is cleared, smooth sailing this morning, and just in a problem on i-95 northbound and southbound near street road. ramps are blocked there but that is because of
construction we will keep you updated on than that blue route situation as well, chris and lauer than. >> thanks very much, sue. nation continues to mourn many people paying tribute to those who lost their lives or hurt in that shooting. >> fox 29's chris o'connell is in orlando this morning and spoke with the man inside the pulse nightclub when the shootings started. >> i'm here with ivory mcneil who was actually in the pulse nightclub last night, can you, first of all, thank you for joining us, can you tell us what you went through last night when you walk into that club. >> just not knowing what is going on, it was crazy, there was panic every where, blood every where, people every where, no one knew the severity of what was going on. we just heard gunshots and we just tried to stay hidden, run or get out. no one knew that this was as big as it was. >> reporter: did you know it was a shooting, what did it sound like. >> we knew it wases a shooting, me and my friend ran
instantly. >> reporter: you saw people get shot. >> we saw people fall to the ground. we knew it was a shooting but we didn't necessity how intense it was. >> reporter: you were in there quite sometime afterward can you describe that scene. >> i was alone, when i hid, i had to deal with, not know when to leave. i had to go in and it stopped when the bullet stopped. i thought i could come out until they restarted again. i didn't know what to do. i didn't know where cops were. i didn't know where my friend were. i was alone. >> reporter: how do you put this in perspective as not just an attack but an attack on the lgbt community. >> it is crazy because we don't know where we go from here. again, that club was ours. it was a place we go to have fun with our friends. in one wants to do that right now no one wants to go out or no one wants, how do we connect with our friends. what do we do?
they took a piece of our life from frustrates. >> presidential nominees from both parties took to twitter after yesterday's attack. >> democratic candidate hillary clinton said woke up to hear devastating news from florida. as we wait for more information my thoughts are with us by those affected by this horrific act. donald trump said appreciate the congratulations on being right on radical islamic terrorism, i don't want congrats, i want toughness and vigilance. we must be smart. >> we have learn that the shooter was a married to a woman from new jersey. chasing news caught up with a family member from edison. >> i cannot say anything good or bad, i don't know, last time, last time she saw him was years ago, five or six years ago. >> reporter: how is she doing. >> she's all right. she has a fiance.
they are planning to get married. >> the chasing news report shore did that interview tells us that the family is rattled. >> he was very short with his word and kind enough to answer but same time he said his family, who is said to be out in colorado now in boulder, so i think he said that the family was rattled. they have never been through something like this before. ton of print reporters outside. blinds were shut on the house. it looked like nobody is home except a few cars in the driveway. >> you can watch chasing newsweek days at midnight right here on fox 29. 4:20. in a separate act of violence in orlando taken life of the marlton native named cristina grimmie. >> the voice finalist was remembered at her bedford church yesterday. >> ♪
>> in medford yesterday, she attend the congregation before moving to los angeles to pursue her singing career. a man shot and killed the 22-year old friday night in orlando as she signed autographs at a venue there. pastor marty birdwine spoke yesterday about grimmie's death. >> unaudible. >> police say 27 year-old kevin loibl killed grimmie and did not appear to know her personally. he shot and killed himself at that same scene. closing arguments expected to begin today in the federal corruption trial of the u.s. representative chaka fattah and four co-defendants. the 11 term philadelphia demies accused of taking an illegal, one million-dollar loan, from a friend to help pay for his failed mayoral bid. prosecutors say that he also used federal grants, and
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good morning i'm sean bell. it is deja vu all over again for the phillies, long, losing streak, heart breaking losses, and nightmare continues, this weekend, in washington. the phillies came out flat in the nationals and made them pay for it. bottom of the second, nationals smash one to second. that gave nationals a three to nothing lead but phillies would come roaring back. jonathan papelbon is just awful against his old team. miguel franco, one of his offerings in the bottom of the ninth gives phillies a four- three lead but bases loaded, jason werth hits a game winning, two run single. nationals win five-four. sweeping the weekend series with the phillies. tonight's nba finals will be without draymondevergine this altercation, which a one
game suspension. warriors must have to try to clinch without him. that is sports in a minute, i'm sean bell. >> reminiscent of iverson stepping over the other guy, i forgot who. lets turn to hockey, pittsburgh penguins, i cannot even say it, they win the stanley cup. >> they had a three-one win over the sharks in game six, it is fourth time they have won a cup as a franchise and never at home. sidney crosby was named the mvp, second stanley cup for penguins in the 11 years he has been with that team. switching gears this morning, 4:26. all eyes are honor land owe after that worst mass shooting, in u.s. history that killed 50 people, this morning we have reports on the late's tack from overnight plus security measures being taken right here at home to make sure we're safe.
released. >> plus we are learning more about the shooter from his own father. >> if he was alive today i would ask him one question, as a parent, why did you do this? why? >> and this morning we have team coverage of how orlando and the country tries to move on from this horrific tragedy. good day, everyone it is monday june 13th, 2016. >> it is hard when you hear something like this and wake up and it effects so many people. >> you recent lived in orlando and you have been looking at this list which is growing sadly. >> it is, and you want to keep going back to the victims, hoping you don't know anyone but looking through and each name you remember is a life lost and something that is so senseless. >> investigation now, becomes part of, you know, is this a hate crime, motivated by terrorism, allegiance to isis? investigation very much continues. we will have team coverage in just a minute but first we have weather and traffic team coverage from sue serio. bob kelly off this morning.
hi sue. >> yes, he is. we have a change in the weather pattern that we will give you a ten out of ten for the weather today. is there plenty of sunshine expect and comfortable temperatures to get you started. not only are we mostly in the 60's, 59 in allentown. forty-nine in mount pocono. everybody else in the 60's this morning. we had breeze toes cool it down, 50 miles an hour out of the northwest in philadelphia thanks to the cold front that came through, yesterday and we even have gusts as high as 23, 26 miles an hour out there to the north of the city and 21 miles an hour wind gustness wildwood so no precipitation to show you this morning, next chance of rain is not until thursday, with this system coming through but high pressure will block that before that has a chance to happen. so, now we're really counting down to summer, even though it feels like spring today it is still spring. the last machine of spring. seven days until summer solstice which is 6:34 in the
morning a week from today. plan on plenty of sunshine today. we will get closer to 80 degrees, new computer models out are showing us but still much cooler then we can when both days we have had temperatures in the 90's. sunset time 8:31. these weeks leading up to the first day of summer are the longest days of the year enjoy them. that is your monday planner. let's get to our road situation and the big thing is the blue route, we still have the southbound lanes of route 476, closed, to media swarthmore area because of an accident. southbound lanes still block. you candy tore to baltimore pike and that should get where you are going through media there ben franklin bridge, smooth sailing that is heading in to and out of philadelphia when we expect speed this morning it is early so everybody is able to go, posted speed limits, on major
roadways and that is your traffic on this monday morning >> he text me at 2:06 and said mommy, i love you. in this club they are shooting. that was at 2:06. i'm trapped in the bathroom. downtown. please call the police. i'm going to die. call them momma, now. i'm in the bathroom. he is coming. i'm going to die. >> chilling word from a mother whose son texted her inside the orlando club when the shooting started. >> that shooting happened and is call the worst mass shooting in u.s. history. fifty people are dead. more than 50 others were hurt when gunman starts shooting inside a gay nightclub. hours later that family members of the victim still waiting to see whether their loved ones are still alive. >> here's what we know so far.
orange county florida is in a state of emergency. >> gunshots rang out inside pulse nightclub right around last call leaving 50 people dead, several dozens injured. hours later swat teams come inside rescuing people and they killed that shooter and the gun man was no stranger to the fbi. >> we will follow latest developments in the mass shooting in orlando. overnight officials began to remove bodies of the 50 people killed in the club. >> dave kinchen is here with the latest information, hi there dave. >> reporter: continuing to develop, following developing details in this case here. of course being called the worst mass shooting in american history. federal officials say moments before the shooting gunman 29 year-old omar mateen had called 911 from the shooting scene and pledged his allegiance to the leader of ice is. we have learned that at some point he had mentioned the boston bombings. we have learned he has been under federal investigation for two incidents in the past three years but ultimately was not considered to be a threat. at some point he had referenced the boston bombings
as we mentioned there before. the feds are becoming aware of alleged inflammatory comments he made to workers and possible terrorist ties but those investigation were inconclusive. fbi officials said in orlando it was also revealed that he had a gun license, at least since 2011 and appears to have purchased the two weapons within the past week and bought them legally, police on the scene said his attack was quote organized and well prepared. >> it just happened that quick. that quick. nobody knew. nobody ducked or dodged or anything like that. then me and my grand baby turned, we were standing outside the club and all you hear is gunshots, gunshots. >> he was a person filled with hatred. over the coming days we will uncover why and how this happened and we will go where ever the facts lead us. >> still a lot of big question to answer here despite fbi
looking into the shooter several times, investigators say did he not have a criminal record. we also know he was working as a security guard since 2007 when investigators were tipped off to the comments that spark the initial federal investigation, back to you. >> dave kinchen, thanks very much. meantime names of the victims are being released as more family members are notified that their loved ones were lost in that massacre. the here's what we know a total of 18 names released. our station in orlando confirmed juan guerrero confirmed dead. >> other victims are edward, stanley, and the third lewis omar copo, peter gonzales cruz and lewis s, and officials say they will release more names as they net file the families of the victims. we're sending our thoughts and prayers to our own patients carter who was in orlando at the time of the
shooting. >> patients, one of our interns, gunman shot her in the leg. her friend also injured. patients family tells us both are in stable condition. and of course we are grateful to hear they are recovering and in good hand. we will look forward to the speedy recovery for patients in her return home here to philadelphia. from across the country to right here at home this morning we have had a tragedy in orlando is affecting us here in philadelphia.
as nation continues to mourn many are paying tribute to those who lost their lives or were wounded in that shooting. >> chris o'connell is in orlando right now and spoke with the man inside pulse nightclub when the shootings started. >> i'm here with ivory mcneil who was actually inside the pulse nightclub last night. can you first of all, thank you for joining us, first of all can you tell us what you went through last night when you walk into that club. >> just in the knowing what is going on like it was craze there i was panic every where, blood every where, people every where, like no one knew the severity of what was going on. we didn't. we just heard gunshots and we tried to stay hidden or run or get out like in one knew that this was as big as it was. >> reporter: did you know it was a shooting what did it sound like. >> we knew it was a shooting. me and high friends ran instantly. >> reporter: you saw people
get shot. >> yes, we saw people fall to the ground. we knew it was a shooting but you we didn't necessity how intense it was. >> reporter: you were in there sometime afterward, can you describe that scene. >> i was alone, when i was rescued. i had to deal were not knowing when to leave. i had to kind of mark that on my own. i judged when it stopped, bullets stopped, i thought i could come out until they restarted again. i didn't know what to do. i didn't know where cops were, i didn't know where my friend were, like i was alone. >> reporter: how do you put this in perspective as just not an attack but an attack on the lb gt community. >> it is crazy because we don't know where to go from here. that was a place we go to have fun with our friends n1 wants to do that right now. in one wants to go out. in one wants, like how do we connect with our friend. what do we do. they took a piece of our
humanity away from frustrates. >> a lot of sharing on line, of course, go fund me has raised over a million-dollar for victims and survivors family. life has to go on. the tony award were held last night and many of the broadway's biggest stars are speaking out, and star of the broadway play hamilton had to say to those affected the most. >> hours after the tragedy many people wanted to do what they could to help so they stood in line at blood banks but many people could in the donate, and we will tell you why coming up next.
♪ accident-free ♪ everybody put your flaps in the air for me ♪ at last night's tone a ward. >> james corden opened up to the heartfelt tribute to the orlando victims and hear families. >> your tragedy is our tragedy. being tough is a place wherever race, creed, sexual and gender is equal, is embraced and is loved. hate will never win. >> we lived through times when hate, fear seems stronger and love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love, enough is enough. >> lynn manual miranda drama a emotional sonnet for his best original score. >> tone a ward made history last night. all four musical acting award went to the people of color,
one of them from our area, leslie junior who plays another on burr in hamilton grew up in east oak lane he took home at ward for best new actor, in a musical. hamilton was nominated 16 times, play taking home 11 tonies, including best musical. and then, ticket are expensive and wait list is long, sue serio. >> just got longer after all of those accolade. >> i hopped on stub hub on friday i think it was, $1,500 a ticket. i could have gone that night. >> does that include parking. >> no you are on your own. breezy and cooler, today, why? because cold front came through, in the overnight hours, and it sunk far to the south. high pressure is building in which will give us sunshine but with us, in between the high, and the cold front, the breezes will be picking up. we will get this warm front in
the picture but probably not until thursday. so we have got dry days in store for today, for tomorrow, and for wednesday, and so decent weather pattern ahead and it ended up being a decent but hot, weekend, with both days, temperatures in the 90's. we will show you in a second. these are temperatures walking out the door right now 63 in dover. sixty-one in lancaster. wildwood had 64. we have 60 in pottstown and a lot cooler in mount pocono with 49 degrees. humidity in the bad for this time of the year and in the 50 . we have 15 miles an hour wind out of the northwest. all of our wind are out of the north west which will mean lower humidity throughout the day today, another day to enjoy outside, if you you can, 16 miles an hour winds in mount pocono as well. so right now there is just, some cloud cover to our south, and it is not a big deal but keeping us from getting even cooler and then there is our system in the great lakes area that won't bother us until thursday. as we look back at the past
several days it was pretty cool on thursday and friday with that cool start in jenkintown on friday morning we ended up with 78 degrees and then zoomed up to 92 on saturday. ended up with 90 on sunday. today we will lose at least 10 n the 07's but we will say 80ish for a high temperature and give us a ten. tom as well with a high of 82 which is exactly normal this time of the year. 86 degrees on wednesday. here comes the rain on thursday. by friday we will have some rain probably in the morning and then sunshine in the afternoon. we will work on that for friday. and then end up with decent weather, seasonal weather for both days of the weekend. that is a look at your seven day forecast on your monday morning. we will take a look at traffic now and start off with this apparently fatal accident unfortunately that happened on the blue route early this morning. it is now closed in both directions because of this serious accident investigation. this is in the media swarthmore exit area, so it is
between that and route one exit we have the blue route closed in both directions, baltimore pike will have to be your alternate for that. then we will go to i-95 at cottman avenue where traffic at the time and moment is running smoothly but we are going to see more volume on this monday morning. an accident in norristown main street and stan bridge street will slow you down around there, chris and lauren. all morning we're talking about the mass shooting in orlando from the weekend but separate act of violence in orlando has taken life of the marlton native cristina grimmie. >> the voice finalist was remembered at her medford church yesterday. >> ♪ >> fellowship alliance chapel in medford. she attend the congregation before moving to los angeles to pursue her singing career. a man shot and killed the 22-year old friday night in
orlando as she signed autographs at a venue. pastor marty, spoke about grimmie's death. >> unaudible. >> police say 26 year-old kevin loibl killed grimmie and did not appear to know her personally. he shot and killed herself at the scene. >> man what a loss. in california, in santa monica, which is right there in los angeles, police arrested a heavily armed man they say had driven from indiana and was heading to west hollywood's gay pride parade yesterday. these are pictures on twitter of his car. police say it had explosives and weapons inside. they arrested james leslie howell saying only he wanted to harm the gay pride event. a massive outpouring of support by people in orlando, rushing to donate blood to help victims of the yesterday morning's nightclub shooting.
>> those flock to go blood donation centers trying to do what they cannot wake of the shooting of the pulse nightclub a popular spot for gays and lesbian. fifty-three were killed, 53 others were injured, many in critical condition in, desperate need of blood. many gay and by sexual men wanting to donate blood but were not allowed because of the f.d.a. guidelines that excludes dau to hiv risk. a man who has had sex with another man in the past year cannot donate blood either. people in line says we just want to help. >> it is amazing all of the other people that can and won't wait in line are showing up with food, and drinks, and just, you know, it is in a tragedy like this happened but it is heart warming to see all of the support of the community. >> i have my five-year old daughter here but turf bring her to show that we have to stay together as a sense of community and make sure that she sees that we all contribute and donate today. >> one blood center in orlando says there is an urgent need
where. that is when i started war big my safety and... unaudible. not allowing me to speak to my family. holding me hostage from them. but my family was very convinced what i was going through and decided to visit me and rescue me from that situation. >> his ex-wife said that she had totally blocked him from his life and had no contact with his family. if you'd like to help go fund me page has been set up to support victims and their families. >> so far close to 1.3 million-dollar has been raised, the goal was 2 million. organizers of the page say they are working to assure money goes directly to the families of the victims and that it is fairly distributed. 4:55 this morning. still ahead all eyes are honor land owe this morning after the worst mass shooting in u.s. history leaves 50 people dead, what we're learning about that gunman.
a search for answers in the deadliest mass shooting on u.s. soil. what we are learning about the suspect gunman. >> it was crazy, panic every where, blood every where, people every where. like in one knew the severity of what was going on. >> it was complete chaos, as shots rang out inside that orlando nightclub. hear from those living through the terrifying moments. to those families who lost their loved ones i'm with them. >> and an apology from the alleged gunman's father we will hear from him for the first time, what he is promised to go do as dozens of victims are recovering in the hospital. good day, everyone it is monday june 13th, 2016.
so much information, still coming in about the worst shooting in american history coming up, in the next few minutes. >> but first lets turn to sue serio and get a look at weather and traffic as she pulls double duty this morning. >> yes, we do have a decent weather forecast for today and it is not as hot as it was over the weekend. we will go with the ten out of ten to see 48 degrees in mount pocono. fifty-eight in allentown. fifty-nine in trenton. fifty-nine in pottstown. everybody else, wrightstown 58, and 58 in millville, and 58 wilmington. these temperatures have gone down since last hour and they always do just before sunrise and sunrise is pretty early this morning. we have had 15 miles an hour sustained wind in allentown. 9 miles an hour in philadelphia. 3 miles an hour in wilmington. these wind are coming from the northwest out of the northwest, which means a land breeze is if you are at the shore today. we have 20-mile an hour win gustness mnt